July 2016: Compliance Officer: OIG Mid-year Work Plan

July 2016: Compliance Officer: OIG Mid-year Work Plan

Posted on July 29, 2016

Each year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) publishes a work plan designed to provide information to the public related to the reviews that the OIG has planned for the fiscal year. Determining what to specifically review is based on a number of factors such as emerging issues, evolving rules and prioritization of needs.

CEO Update July 2016

Posted on July 15, 2016

HIMSS is reporting that five health care technologies are projected to grow exponentially (around 300%) this year, particularly software around staff scheduling. Based on this prediction, does your organization want to invest in this software or are there other options? Click to Download Presentation

CEO Update June 2016

Posted on June 27, 2016

The National Quality Forum (NQF), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) have released a “Practical Playbook” for creating or enhancing hospital antibiotic stewardship programs. The playbook provides a comprehensive and practical plan for hospitals to implement stewardship programs that can help improve patient outcomes and reduce antibiotic resistance. Click to Download Presentation

May 2016: Compliance Officer: Role & Qualifications

May 2016: Compliance Officer: Role & Qualifications

Posted on May 31, 2016

A successful Compliance Officer should have public speaking skills and the ability to build relationships that will foster a culture of reporting. The person needs to be able to perform investigations and mitigate harm so the need to interact diplomatically is important. Click above to learn more about the traits needed in a proactive officer and their supporting culture. Click to Download

CEO Update May 2016

Posted on May 13, 2016

The Clean Hands Count campaign encourages health care professionals, patients and patients’ loved ones to keep their hands clean to prevent passing infectious disease. It addresses myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene, such as the idea that alcohol-based hand sanitizer contributes to antibiotic resistance and is more damaging to hands than washing with soap and water. Click to Download Presentation

April 2016: Everyone Is the Chief Experience Officer

Posted on May 04, 2016

Have you ever wondered why your HCAHPS scores do not reflect the patients comments regarding their hospital experience when you make rounds?

CEO Update April 2016

Posted on April 12, 2016

PSOs are becoming the national vehicle for cultural transformation in patient safety. We must harness the power of these federal protections, and capitalize on the ability to learn from each other.” – Tom Piotrowski, Executive Director, Clarity PSO

CEO Update March 2016

Posted on March 23, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) added many new requirements for hospitals, but one in particular is the topic of special interest since it affects a large number of hospitals.

March 2016: Improving Safety Through Just Culture

March 2016: Improving Safety Through Just Culture

Posted on March 22, 2016

Definition: Just Culture is one that learns and improves by openly identifying and examining its own weaknesses. Organizations with a Just Culture are as willing to expose areas of weakness as they are to display areas of excellence. Click to Download Presentation

CEO Update February 2016

Posted on March 22, 2016

Very successful hospitals and health systems can be seriously harmed if proper management of compliance to regulations and laws or adherence to quality management best practices are not consistently followed.